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As people we all have experiences that are unique to only ourselves and it can be argued that it is through these experiences that we mold individual personalities. Not all of these experiences can be positive or enjoyable ones. Sometimes the hardest of all experiences are the ones in which we take memories and tools that make ourselves stronger people. Thankfully the experience that I am going to depict that had specific value to me was both enjoyable and positive in how it shaped my future. It was a year long trip that I took with my parents that spanned all the way across my eighth grade year of school, and reached nearly every continent of the world. This experience not only brought me to new places but also brought me to new realizations about the world that surrounded me. Though despite all of its glories this experience taught me a hard lesson as well which is what it means to be truly grateful. If one is not grateful towards his or her own belongings then it is impossible to really appreciate and enjoy the possessions and connections that can make life wonderful live.
After a long drawn out seventh grade year where hormones and puberty hit me like a ton of bricks I felt like I needed some time off to clear my head. Fortunately my parents had the same idea but instead of just taking a little time off they, as well as myself, were willing to do something extraordinary that none of us would forget any time soon. It was set. My eighth grade year would be spent not in public school, but rather through home schooling. The greatest part is that my schooling would not take place at home and would continue as we were traveling. The continents we traveled to included Africa, Australia, Europe, and parts of South America and Asia. The countries we visited within those continents are numerous except each one was fun and interesting in its own way.
All of the continents we visited are very different from each other and we had a blast at each one doing various things based on what that continent had to offer socially and geographically.
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